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    #16
    thats just it, for some reason SCI men just don't produce test like normal. so if your body only produces a small amount whats the point, right? we don't want kids so that never was a factor for us.


    Originally posted by Wills77 View Post
    I had mine tested by my regular doctor but havent heard back about results yet. When I asked my urologist her only concern was me wanting kids in a few years. She said it will lower my sperm count enough I may not be able to have kids. I asked about cycling it on and off so I still produce testosterone on my own and she said she will look into it. Have any of you cycled it?
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      #17
      I agree with Fuentejps 100%. If taking "T" replacement makes you feel great and there's no side effects then why not take it. Especially in our condition. My biggest gain besides strength and overall well being is having reduced nerve pain and eliminating all medications. That alone made me feel like a million bucks.

      I feel all Sci doctors really need to educate themselves with "T" replacement. I wouldn't even of Known about it, if I didn't enter a clinical study. The study was proof alone to show safety and no side effects at a normal to higher range (within guide lines). As the book I mentioned "Testosterone Syndrome" , as one grows old gracefully; why should they let low "T" suffer? The doctor in the book proves having a higher "T" level as we grow old verses low base lines gives us a better life. I choose the better life.

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        #18
        What are you guys paying for the injections?

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          #19
          my copay is 35 for 90 day supply(10 1cc 200mg vials Test cypionate(SP))

          Originally posted by Tman9513 View Post
          What are you guys paying for the injections?
          Last edited by fuentejps; 16 Jan 2016, 1:33 PM.
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            #20
            My Depo 10ml - 200mg. bottle is $79.00

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              #21
              I think every male with spinal cord injury should consider testosterone replacement therapy. As of now, the only treatment for osteoporosis is testosterone. Injections are the cheapest delivery method but any delivery method is better than nothing. I use Androderm with modest results.

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                #22
                I got mine tested because of always feeling tired. My results came today. test level is 363 free test is 152 My doctor thinks thats fine because its within the normal range. I'm going to talk to my urologist about gel or injections to raise it up some to see if that helps with my fatigue
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                  #23
                  that's normal for a 70 yo man. no wonder you are tired. I did a quick search. this is from 96 but you get the idea
                  http://elitemensguide.com/testosterone-levels-by-age/

                  Originally posted by Wills77 View Post
                  I got mine tested because of always feeling tired. My results came today. test level is 363 free test is 152 My doctor thinks thats fine because its within the normal range. I'm going to talk to my urologist about gel or injections to raise it up some to see if that helps with my fatigue
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                    #24
                    I just got mine tested last week, ~370. Going next Weds to speak with urologist to go over options. Thanks for starting this thread, I am curious as to how it will affect me with it boosted higher. I already go to the gym/workout and am usually a sexual tyrannosaurus but more often than not have been feeling sluggish, should be interesting.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by dewie27 View Post
                      Thanks for the info guys. I heard injection are better than pills? Anyone take both to compare the effects. Why would a urologist prescribe test? I never would have asked him but maybe. I go to see my pain specialist next week and see how he feels about it.
                      Originally posted by hlh View Post
                      Yes, your urologist is the doctor you should be talking to about testosterone. Talk to him.... not your pain doctor.
                      While seeing a urologist would be fine, the best doctor to see in such a situation is an endocrinologist. Hormones are their specialty.

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                        #26
                        As an update, my urologist sent me out with a script for clomiphene citrate (Clomid). After about 4 weeks my count was just over 600. We've increased the dosage (I was on 25mg and now 50mg) as of last week. I will update after another few weeks when I get blood tested again. Feeling less sluggish but no superman. I have Blue Cross and they cover it. I pay ~$4 for a month's pills.

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